Elon Phoenix vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 8-31-23 NCAAF Odds, Analysis, and Picks

Elon Phoenix vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 8/31/23 – Predictions in NCAAF picks have built excitement about an exciting matchup between Elon Phoenix and Wake Forest Demon Deacons set to take place August 31, 2023, at 7:00 PM ET at Truist Field – sure to provide an exhilarating start to college football’s 2023 campaign. Fans can catch this action via ACCN live stream, or SofaScore live streaming.

Elon Phoenix vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Date & Time: Thursday, August 31, 2023 at 7:00 PM ET

Location: Allegacy Federal Credit Union Stadium


Elon Phoenix vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons 8/31/23 Betting Odds


Elon Phoenix Analysis

Elon Phoenix are in for an intense matchup against Wake Forest Demon Deacons this Thursday. At the head of their offense stands quarterback Matthew McKay, an outstanding passer who boasts an outstanding completion rate of 61% and 2,690 passing yards; moreover, averaging 8.4 yards per attempt while scoring 21 touchdown passes has the potential to become an essential piece in Elon’s offensive strategy.

Jalen Hampton is an exceptional running back for the Phoenix who has proven his worth on the ground, amassing 1,062 rushing yards to date and an average 4.6 yards per carry rate, not to mention 10 touchdowns scored from running back positions.

Bryson Daughtry leads Elon’s receiving corps as one of its primary wide receivers, serving as a reliable target for quarterback McKay. Daughtry’s 795 receiving yards demonstrate his ability to stretch the field and make big plays; an average catch length of 18.5 yards proves this capability, while his 6 touchdown receptions highlight his knack for finding the end zone, thus making him a key component as Elon takes on their opponents.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons Analysis

Wake Forest Demon Deacons will look to defend their home turf with Sam Hartman at quarterback leading their offensive efforts and boasting a completion rate of 63.1%. Hartman’s impressive passing yardage of 3,701 and 38 touchdown passes illustrate his ability to orchestrate an effective aerial attack. In contrast, an average of 8.6 yards per attempt and a long pass of 68 yards will give Phoenix’s defense plenty of reasons to worry.

Justice Ellison leads Wake Forest’s ground game as a running back with 707 rushing yards to date, an average of 4.2 yards per carry, and six touchdowns near goal-line conversion opportunities. Ellison will be essential in maintaining a practical, balanced offensive approach and keeping the defense honest while opening opportunities for passing gameplay.

Donavon Greene, one of Wake Forest’s key wide receivers, has become Hartman’s go-to target. Boasting 642 receiving yards at 17.4 average reception yards per reception rate and six touchdown catches (of which two are touchdown receptions), his skills as an explosive playmaker make him an integral component of Wake Forest’s offensive arsenal.

Elon Phoenix vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Against the Spread

Elon Phoenix has displayed exceptional ATS performance over their last five games, covering the spread in four of five of them and often producing high-scoring contests with total scores surpassing 7 out of 8 matches going over. Unfortunately, their struggles to secure wins are evident, with 10 consecutive losses on the road for them alone.

Wake Forest Demon Deacons have displayed an inconsistent ATS performance in their last six games, winning 2 and losing 4, as their recent matchups featured lower-scoring affairs; four out of their last five total went under in four cases. Wake Forest excels at home play; they have won 14 out of 16 home matches they’ve hosted this year, while August matches have proven particularly fruitful for them as 6 of 7 victories came their way during that month alone.

Elon Phoenix vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons Free Pick

Analyzing the odds, betting lines, and team performances, our picks for this game are as follows:

Moneyline: Wake Forest 

Favoring Wake Forest, the Demon Deacons have displayed greater consistency in their recent performances and hold home turf advantage.

Spread: Wake Forest

With the points spread, we lean toward Wake Forest due to their track record covering in-home games and their relatively more robust overall performance.

Total: UNDER

Expecting a relatively lower-scoring game, taking the under on the total points seems prudent, given the recent trends.

Prediction: 20-31 Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Elon Phoenix and Wake Forest Demon Deacons will make an engaging opening statement this college football season in Canada’s sports betting scene, setting Truist Field ablaze with excitement for what promises to be an exhilarating contest between these teams. Their fans gather around as both showcase their strengths while facing unique challenges – creating an electric atmosphere leading up to kickoff time.